Monday, October 27, 2014

Weekend Accidents Include One Fatality

A Cookson man was life-flighted to a Tulsa hospital Saturday after a crash at about 7:28 p.m. on State Highway 82, one-half mile north of Six Shooter Road in Cherokee County. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported Darrell Taulsen, 57, was driving his 2006 Ford F250 truck north on State Highway 82 when he left the road to the right, then over corrected and left the road to the left. The truck rolled one-half time, coming to rest on its top and partially ejecting the driver. Taulsen was admitted to the hospital and was listed in stable condition with internal and external trunk and leg injuries.

Two Bokoshe residents were injured at about 7:24 p.m. Saturday when struck by a truck while walking along U.S. Highway 270 in LeFlore County. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported Tammie King, 25, and a 12-year-old female were struck by a 1996 Dodge Truck driven by Dallas Lyons, 64, of Howe. White was transported by LeFlore County EMS to Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith where she was listed in stable condition with a leg injury. The OHP reported Lyons was driving west on U.S. Highway 270 when he met a vehicle going east, then he hit the pedestrians. The OHP reported the investigation into the crash is ongoing.

A Broken Arrow man was killed Sunday in an accident in which one vehicle left the scene. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported Jason Mitchell Ashlock, 39, was on a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle going north on the Muskogee Turnpike when he struck a deer in the road. Ashlock was thrown from the motorcycle into the middle of the road where he was struck by an unknown vehicle. The OHP reported Ashlock was transported by Broken Arrow EMS to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa where he was pronounced dead.

By Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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